Dominik Trottier, born in 1991 in Beverly (MA), USA, is a digital compositor working in the visual effects industry. Raised in the southern part of Germany he eventually moved to Berlin for his studies. After finishing university Dominik decided to go to London, where he is currently working at Double Negative.
Dominik has been studying at Mediadesign Hochschule in Berlin for three and a half years, working on various projects. In March 2016 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Film Design focusing on visual effects and compositing.
As part of his Bachelor thesis he has been dealing with the formats 2D, 3D and 360 degree. In order to compare the monoscopic, stereoscopic and fully immersive medium to each other he created a visual effects shot from scratch based on the science fiction space movie Gravity. For the realization of his final project he primarily used The Foundry’s NukeX and the V-Ray for Nuke Plugin provided by the Chaos Group.
Last year Dominik completed a five month internship at ARRI Media Visual Effects in Berlin where he has been working on the February 2016 released drama Colonia Dignidad which among others features Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl. Gaining experience in VFX for commercials and music videos, he has also worked at Storz & Escherich in Berlin.
In addition to creating visual effects, Dominik was responsible for the editing of the animago Still and AWARD trailers at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE 2015. He also attended the Digital Production event, shot footage with his camera and cut the event clip.
His most recent work includes Assassin’s Creed, which will hit the cinema screens in December this year, Annihilation as well as Christopher Nolan’s new movie Dunkirk.